DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF A STROKE???


Did you know that if you get medical treatment for a stroke quickly enough, brain damage can actually be stopped or reversed?

Know the signs of stroke by remembering the word FAST.

F-face
Look at the person’s face and ask them to smile. Are both sides of the face symmetrical, or is one side drooping?

A-arms
Ask the person to raise their arms. Does one arm seem weak or is the person complaining of numbness on one side of the body?

S-speech
Ask the person to say their name and address, or repeat a sentence. IS their speech slurred? Do they seem disoriented?

F-Fast
If the person has even just ONE of these symptoms, call 911 right away. The faster they receive medical treatment, the more likely doctors can stop the stroke and even reverse some of the damage.

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Other signs of a stroke may include fatigue, confusion, changes in vision, difficulty walking, and even seizures or hallucinations. If you see someone exhibiting these symptoms, DON’T WAIT! Seek medical attention immediately.

Note: Digital Image obtained from http://humannhealth.com/stroke-has-a-new-indicator-you-could-save-a-loved-ones-life-by-knowing-this-simple-information/906/

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